Do You Remember These??? by Lizzie Brayden
Original Acrylic, charcoal, and Pastel on stretched canvas 16 x 20
This is an original, not a print.
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We said it would never happen to us. We ridiculed our parents because it happened to them. But, we were a new generation, a smarter generation, and we would not fall victim to the same old things.
That was then...And now it has happened.
When we were growing up, eight tracks were beginning to reach their end. The newest invention was the vinyl record. We saved our pennies, collected bottles, and worked hard to collect vast amounts of these musical wonders, knowing nothing better could ever come along.
We are parents now. Our children get their music from sources we couldn't even imagine in our teen years. There are CD's, digital files, and file sharing. The record has become another dinosaur of popular culture to which only our generation is still attached. Our children mock us as we once made fun of our own when we speak of the days of 45's and 78's.
Where's the free love in that? Well, don't worry too much. Just as we thought nothing could improve the record, the next generation believes that about the icons of their age. One day, we will be the ones laughing as our children join us in the ranks of the old....although I prefer to call it the properly matured.